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Apr 19, 2012
How might your work fit into a larger picture in sustainable agriculture and food system reform? How can you link to ongoing efforts whether they are in the country or globally? And how can we foster more networking among Switzer Fellows who are interested in these issues? These are all questions...Read more >
Apr 19, 2012
How do you develop consumer-oriented websites that both inform and inspire sustainable action? Find out from Switzer Fellow Elizabeth Farnsworth as she takes us inside Go Botany!, a new website designed to help you identify over 1,200 of the most common native and naturalized New England plants. It...Read more >
Apr 2, 2012
I have just returned from another jam-packed Switzer Fellows retreat held in southern California the weekend of March 23-25, 2012. Over the last few years, as part of our ongoing outreach to Fellows and colleagues in the region, and our interest in showcasing leaders who are addressing the depth...Read more >
Apr 2, 2012
Every year in March, foundation representatives from around the country gather in Washington DC for Foundations on the Hill to meet with their Senators and Representatives to inform and educate them about the role of philanthropy in their states. I had the honor of being invited to join the Maine...Read more >
Apr 2, 2012
On March 26, 2012, we hosted a webinar on the topic of balancing work and life for Fellows. Margaret Rubega introduced the topic and moderated a panel that included Switzer Fellows Nancy Steele, Francisco Dóñez, Julia Ledewitz and Leslie Abramson. Each panelist brought a different perspective to...Read more >
Apr 1, 2012
On March 3, 2012, Tara Cornelisse and I partnered with the Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics organization to teach creative science communication to middle school girls. The workshops were built on art and ideas from Switzer Fellows Elizabeth Soderstrom, Susan Ornelas, Kelsey...Read more >
Mar 25, 2012
Dr. Jeff Dlott is the father of one of the students (Chloe Dlott) where I am teaching this year. We connected early in the year when he realized we are both Switzer Fellows and have been in communication. Jeff did his Ph.D. in entomology, but now runs a sustainable agriculture company. I asked Jeff...Read more >
Mar 25, 2012
Sad tales of our failures in society to be adaptable, remarkable stories of the intricate ways in which natural organisms have survived and thrived for billions of years on an unpredictable planet, and hopeful examples of how all sorts of people, organizations, corporations and bureaucracies have learned to be adaptable.Read more >
Mar 21, 2012
Hi everyone, Nancy L. C. Steele (Council for Watershed Health) and I (Christine Lee - Caltech-Jet Propulsion Laboratory) would like to submit a Switzer Network Innovation Proposal for consideration. We would love to hear your feedback on how to make this proposal not just a standalone project - but...Read more >
Mar 1, 2012
Now that we are offering more webinars, I've discovered that very few Fellows have much experiece with delivering them. That's to be expected since webinars are still very new in some fields. Their use is increasing rapidly, however, so I want to offer a resource for learning more about planning,...Read more >


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